Crashburn Alley Fantasy Baseball

March is a time for college basketball and bracket obsession for many people. For obsessed baseball fans, it’s fantasy baseball season. As such, I’m getting ready to reboot the Crashburn Alley fantasy baseball league, and there are open slots available.

As much as I’d like to have a league where every one of you can play, there are only so many spots available, and past participants will have preference before anybody else. However, I would like to open up the opportunity for frequent commenters to grab a seat. The remaining seats will be filled as I see fit, giving them to people that contribute frequently and positively to the discourse here. The selection process is not going to be objective by any means. Please don’t take it personally if you are not awarded a spot.

(By the way, if you participated in last year’s league and have not yet replied to my e-mail, please take this opportunity to do so before your seat is filled!)

Leave your e-mail, which isn’t made public, in the labeled box below. I will be using that e-mail to send information about the league. Please don’t sign up if you cannot attend an online draft on March 28 at 6 PM EST, and keep up with a team throughout the year. I do retain the power to transfer ownership of your team if I feel you have been inactive for too long.

While the league will certainly be competitive, the ultimate goal is to have fun. Please keep that in mind!

The settings:

TL;DR version: Traditional 5×5 roto, 14 players, both leagues, serpentine (“snake”) draft, draft pick trades are allowed. No buy-in.

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  1. Mark

    March 14, 2011 07:49 AM

    I don’t comment often (Unless it’s about trading Howard for Pujols HAHAHA!) but would definitely be up for joining if you have a spot open. I love baseball in General but find fantasy gets me into all of MLB vs just the Phils!

  2. Ryan McCabe

    March 14, 2011 07:49 AM

    I’d love to be considered!

  3. Shawn

    March 14, 2011 08:36 AM

    100% interested.

    oh and the bobby abreu trade was totally worth it!

  4. Sanjay Hurry

    March 14, 2011 08:39 AM

    For your due consideration.

  5. Nik

    March 14, 2011 09:12 AM


  6. Josh

    March 14, 2011 09:58 AM

    You didn’t mention if it was an auction or snake draft. I’d love to participate if you have the space.

  7. Oskar

    March 14, 2011 10:22 AM

    Any more spots?

  8. Bill Baer

    March 14, 2011 10:24 AM

    I haven’t decided which people to include yet. As long as you “apply” here, you have a chance. I want to wait for the post to be up so everyone can see it, then I’ll award spots to the best contributors.

  9. Josh B

    March 14, 2011 10:31 AM

    Very, very interested!

  10. Stubbed Thome

    March 14, 2011 02:42 PM

    I’m interested as well

  11. hunterfan

    March 14, 2011 06:49 PM

    I am interested.

  12. Greg

    March 14, 2011 07:34 PM

    How can such an enlightened site use BA for their fantasy league!?!

  13. Bill Baer

    March 15, 2011 07:23 AM

    Honestly, I haven’t found a Saber-style fantasy set-up that doesn’t double- or even triple-count. I tried it last year and had mixed feelings.

    For instance, some leagues use FIP and strikeouts, which makes Roy Halladay a lot more valuable than he already is. Brandon Morrow can walk 5 batters per inning and finish with a 6.00 ERA, but he’ll strike out enough hitters that his FIP is 3.50.

    So, I’m not sold on Sabermetrically-focused fantasy baseball leagues yet. I don’t think they’re balanced.

  14. dan

    March 15, 2011 07:24 AM

    Hi,id love to dominate. Plus, every league needs a heel.

  15. JoeM

    March 15, 2011 08:24 AM

    The only thing that really is rough about standard 5×5 is BA instead of OBP. Players who draw a lot of walks (or get pitched around) lose a lot of value in BA leagues.

  16. Reuben T. Hampton

    March 15, 2011 01:29 PM

    Love baseball and it’s fantasy equivalent with a passion. Would bring that same passion to the league.

  17. Kyle

    March 17, 2011 07:21 AM

    definitely interested

  18. Kyle

    March 17, 2011 08:11 AM

    I would love to be involved in this.

  19. Bedrosian's Beard

    March 17, 2011 08:59 AM

    I’m interested if there’s a spot still available. Also, I’m going to draft Matt Rizotti with my 2nd or 3rd pick.

  20. Evan

    March 21, 2011 11:30 AM

    This sounds fun, I’d love to play

  21. Shamus

    March 27, 2011 11:48 AM

    I don’t know if you still have room at this point, but if you need another team, I’d like to play.

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